Mobile Olympics: phones with the best battery life

We take another peak in our database of battery tests to see which phones offer the longest battery life, and the results might surprise you. It's not always the most popular flagship phones, and not even the ones with the highest juicer capacity that have the best battery life, but rather phones that are a good mix of battery capacity, frugal processors, and most of all - power-sipping screens...
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180 Comments

108. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Im a normal person. And i have a Note 3 with a 10,000 Extended Battery. I charge my fone once a week Only trade off is its massive but some of us dont mind.

47. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Looks like Oppo won the best in battery life category next to the GALAXY line along with XPERIA as third

139. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

No way, there are FOUR xperia devices in top ten including the flagship, don't be a fanboy

100. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Is it such a hassle to put your phone on the charger every night before you go to bed?

136. Fellwalker

Posts: 530; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Not as such, but it is a REAL hassle to have the phone die part way through the day; or to have to carry a charger when going away overnight.

104. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Just bring a car battery at your back. That you'd give you enough power for the whole freakin year.

114. buccob

Posts: 2955; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

And still they NEVER tested the Z1 Compact that showed great battery performace in other review websites

134. box14380

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I have that 10000mAh now with my Note 3 using Zerolemon battery.

156. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

10,000 mAh? Might as well use your phone as a dumbbell then

179. BlazeHN

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

Lol, there is 10,000 mAh battery phones already, just look on Amazon for the Zerolemon extended battery case for the Note 3. And yes its extremly bulky ;D

180. AndrewHipolite

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

But dude, the article is not about "the phone with supplemental battery" its about the phone with the default battery. Don't ignore the ideea of the article and so to have a pretext to say something. Other than that, have a nice day ;)

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I can attest that the Galaxy Note 3 is very BOSS when it comes to battery life. I can get 3 days on a single charge with almost 7 hours of screen on time. To me that is EPIC!!!!!!

6. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Check out post 142 on this link for proof of my battery life: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2479355&page=15

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I hate you. Max I can get is five hours of on-screen time. I multitask and use up 80-90% of the RAM most of the time, so that's probably the reason why. Battery usually lasts me 30-36 hours before I have to charge it, and yes this includes surfing the web, Facebook, Pandora, YouTube, etc. all on LTE. Have you noticed how fu----g fast it charges? Mine goes from 1-100% in 70 minutes.

21. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes it's just so extremely SICK how GREAT the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is. +1

31. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Good for you, Smurfette. 70 minutes might be still acceptable for staying awake nearby with a fire extinguisher ready. What? Sammy didn't include a fire extinguisher in the box? Too bad.

40. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

JakeLee, that comment above was full of jealousy and hate, Samsung phones don't catch fire more than other phones, only couple have and they had unoffical batteries.

42. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

He sees my name and instantly creates lies and stories. It's okay, no one likes jealous haters.

71. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

I've got to back you up this time. He attacked and you didn't even provoke anyone. I think he has a crush on you with that cute little pet name he gave you, just like a girlfriend does. It's mostly true that you abuse the ones you love. And what's with his hate for Samsung so much? I've only had one Samsung phone (Fascinate) and hated it. I don't hate Samsung just because I didn't like that model. The way he talks about exploding Samsung phones make me think a Samsung device blew up on you JakeLee? I doubt this, so more unsubstantiated hate about a topic that you have no experience with. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I'm definitely Android biased but I don't hate on Apple. They make nice devices, just not for me.

45. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

what u say about apple ijunk killing people buy 1 and u get a free ambulance

39. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

note 3 is superb but GSMArena has a new battery champ; lg g flex

116. hemedans

Posts: 750; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

lumia 1520 is battery champ in gsmarena and not lg gflex

123. technomichael

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

How do you get such good battery life on your note 3? I usually get only 14-18 hours of usage

3. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

My Note 3 is the first phone that can make it through a normal day (for me) on the stock battery. Battery can always be improved, but at the same time I would rather have a slightly larger phone with a bigger battery. If the media would stop putting so much emphasis on "it's so thin" then maybe manufacturers wouldn't be so pressured to make thin phones. About half the phones I see, mine included have cases on them anyway. Although I will say my Spigen Ultra Armor case is awesome.

7. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I completely concur anxt mine rocks the Neo Hybrid in red

46. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

i got the spigen slim armor and im waiting for the spigen slim armor view http://www.spigen.com/brands/samsung/galaxy-note/galaxy-note-3/galaxy-note-3-case-slim-armor-view.html

50. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Opps. Slim Armor, that's it. The view looks awesome. But can't beat the slim armor for $14.

62. iskunder

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 22, 2013

Hold on a second! it is important to push technology to be more compact and thinness has always led to this. Dont be hasty we still need techhology to be thin but prorities are simply changing and the media is just reflecting what people find important. A thin phone is so nice and protable to have. you even forget about it.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The battery life on my Xperia Z sucks, it can't get through the whole day on a single charge. My next phone must have a good battery life.

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Z1. Why do I have to put at least 5 characters?
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